Monthly Archives: August 2020

Forward planning for disaster-related mass gatherings amid COVID-19

Ebrahim, S.H., Mujeeb Rahman,N.M., Imtiaz,R., Gozzer, E., Alqahtani,S.A., Ahmed,Y.,  emish, Z.A. (2020). Forward planning for disaster-related mass gatherings amid COVID-19. The Lancet Planetary Health.





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STH By the Numbers – Mixed progress on preventive chemotherapy coverage among all children at risk of STH

A CWW analysis of STH treatment data

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Site Selection Guide for ICSPM

The “ICSPM Site Selection Guide” was developed to systematize the process of selecting which implementation sub-unit/s within a country would be most fitting for conducting a survey. It also provides a framework for choosing survey objectives that best fit with the country’s strategic plan and goals.

This guide serves as a generalizable decision tool that can be applied to any country where all parties have indicated that conducting ICSPM aligns with the country’s national program goals, such as eliminating STH as a public health problem. The selection criteria are not meant to be exhaustive, rather to provide guidance on approaching and prioritizing survey area selection and should be further adapted to the country situation and needs.

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ICSPM Survey Sample Builder Tool

This tool is an adaptation by Children Without Worms of the Sample Survey Builder for Coverage Evaluations, developed by the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center. Its purpose is to help STH program managers design an integrated community-based survey for program monitoring (ICSPM), a household survey that measures the prevalence and intensity of STH in three risk groups: preschool-aged children (PSAC), school-age children (SAC) and women of reproductive age (WRA). The tool selects clusters with probability proportional to their estimated size in segments and then creates lists for the systematic sampling of households within a segment chosen at random from among the segments in each selected cluster. It produces an equal-probability sample of the members of each STH risk group.

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ICSPM Data Cleaning and Analysis Plan

The ICSPM data cleaning and analysis plan provides an easy-to-use flow chart that guides National Program managers and implementing partners through the various steps in cleaning and analyzing data generated by the ICSPM.

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STH Coalition Webinar Recording: M&E innovations by Kenya NTD partners to strengthen program data

The August 2020 webinar featured presentations from Evidence Action, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Children Without Worms on STH operations research in Kenya. Click on the link below to access the webinar recording on CWW’s Youtube channel!

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